Saving Seeds Farm, a not-for-profit educational farm and a project of Food for Maine’s Future, is offering several workshops and community events this summer. Located in Sedgwick, ME, they are offering a 4-part Seed School and weekend Seed Camp:
SAVING SEEDS FARM – 2012 WORKSHOPS & COMMUNITY EVENTS
10am – 12pm, followed by lunch
A four-part course covering the basics of seed production, harvesting, and saving for the garden or small farm. Includes hands-on activities. For beginners to intermediate.
June 16 – The Reproductive Life of Plants: An introduction to seed saving
July 7 – Annuals and Biennials
July 21 – Selection, Isolation & Hand-pollinating
September or October (date TBD) – Techniques for processing and storing dry and wet seed
Cost: $150 for four classes, includes farm lunch. $40 for individual classes. Scholarships and work trade available. Space is limited to 12 students.
2012 Seed Camp
August 17 – 20
A weekend-long intensive course on small-scale farming and seed production. Includes workshops on producing a variety of seeds for the garden to small farm. Farm tours, workshops, hands-on learning, and time for socializing. Deadline for registration is July 31. Tenting and outdoor accommodations available. Scholarships and work trade available. For more info contact Bob St.Peter at 244-0908 or foodformainesfuture207@gmail.
Cost: $300, includes 8 meals made from seasonal and organic ingredients. Vegetarian/vegan options available.
Other Community Events – Families Welcome!
July – September, Saturdays 8am – noon
Volunteer at Saving Seeds Farm
Enjoy a relaxed morning of farm work then sit down to a potluck lunch. The farm will close the Saturday of Common Ground Fair.
September – November (exact dates & times TBD)
Winter Squash Harvest & Seed Processing
These events are free and open to the public. Soup and bread provided.
For more information: www.savingseeds.wordpress.com